Watching over Ori and Ku
- Aug 10, 2019
- Reaction score
Kind of missed the point. We've had long gaps between seeing reserves, and unless the writers flat out mention that they're not going to include them ever again, there's no reason to suddenly make "conclusions" regardless of community opinion. It's an open ended aspect of the anime that can be exploited at any point if required even if it takes years.People have a right not to consider the return of reserves a viable reason to stick to the original continuity, seeing as there is no evidence to suggest that they're coming back.
AG and DP included several reserves; the Battle Frontier quickly made up for the Hoenn League. Just because the Johto roster didn't do much in AG (except for Phanpy/Donphan) doesn't mean that it was a surprise to see them in DP, especially in light of HGSS. And Charizard was and probably still is Ash's most popular Pokemon second to Pikachu, so if anything it was a surprise that Sceptile was the one used to beat Darkrai. After all that, Charizard didn't get to finish a single notable battle in BW, and we've seen three other Charizard since then.